A persistent little one-eyed robot may be giving telemarketers and charity street solicitors a run for their money when it comes to collecting change.
Made of polychrome metal, the two-axis motorized sculpture follows viewers around the room with its shiny veined eyeball and shakes its money can to not so subtly demand donations. Called Gimme, it stands 10x5x9 inches, is controlled by an Arduino Pro Mini, and has a distinctly steampunk feel.
But whimsical as it appears at first glance, the robot designed and built by artist Chris Eckert started out as a serious statement.
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